Edward Henry recently defended Dr Z before the MPTS on charges of dishonesty and alleged clinical incompetence.
Dr Z at the outset of the proceedings admitted dishonesty to an isolated charge and two instances where his clinical competence might have been sub-optimal. At Stage 1 all of the remaining allegations of dishonesty and deficient clinical performance were found not proved. At Stage 2 only the admitted dishonesty was deemed to be misconduct but the Tribunal accepted Edward’s submission that Dr Z was not currently impaired. The GMC then submitted that even though no impairment was found the Tribunal should impose a warning. The Tribunal upheld Edward’s submissions that given the exceptional circumstances of this case no warning was necessary. Edward was instructed by Carl Johnson of Stephensons.